Nesmith Point Trail (CLOSED)

HARD 21 reviews

Nesmith Point Trail (CLOSED) is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bridal Veil, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

6.7 miles
3,727 feet
Out & Back



nature trips




wild flowers



no dogs

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

What Nate and Jaime said below is accurate. It is 10.2 miles total. If you are looking for a good conditioning hike on a hot day, and you can get there early enough to score parking, it's a good hike that's (bonus) not too crowded. Make sure you do add the little loop at the top so you can see the Portland skyline (when conditions are just right).

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

The distance on this listing is off by nearly four miles (it's much closer to 10.5 total) due to many many switchbacks heading upwards. The view at the top isn't all too spectacular, and the trail is overgrown in many areas.

That said, it was still a pretty enjoyable hike. Once you get past the elevation gain you walk through a rather flat forested plateau that is simply gorgeous.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

This trail is a great workout with varying types of terrain. The wildflowers are also in bloom right now. The climb is pretty relentless so be prepared for that. The viewpoints along the trail are better than the view at the top. This hike is great on a hot day because there is a lot of shade. The parking lot is fairly small and there are other trailheads off the lot, so it is best to get there early.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Great trail, has it all, streams, boulders, views, flowers, etc. No sight of snow and mud today, only saw one person and the tracks of two more today, going early has it's benefits around the Gorge! Pretty steep and very rocky so best not to bring the kids or pups, and be sure to bring the bug spray.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Extremely beautiful! Fantastic views and just all around great. It is steep, majority is uphill.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Did this on May 7 2017. Gorgeous day. Great views of Adams (way up) and helens (at top). Actual summit has nice view of gorge to west. Continue on to get a view of helens. Be sure to have plenty of water. There were still patches of snow. Watch out for devils club. Lots of downed trees so take your time.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

this a good work out hike. the view at the top is a ok, mostly blocked. but still all in all it's nice, its steep. got the heart going. small parking lot at the trail head as there are other trails off this trail head.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

it's longer , steeper and higher than Dog its a good training mountain I would rate it better than 3 stars but it's 90% forest with little pay out at the end 2 hrs 15 min up and 1 hr 28 min down

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Fantastic training hike that is moderate to difficult for the experienced hiker. A lot of switchbacking, some scattered rock/shingles and at some points the trail gets pretty narrow. That combined with heavy vegetation made it a bit difficult with trekking poles as they would get snagged on innocent ferns! Portland hikers guide advised about 2 miles of continuous climbing, but I think the trail was about 80% climbing. I went on a Sunday and hit the trailhead at exactly 10 am, parking lot was full (only about 10-12 spots at the John B Yeon TH) but the road 10 feet away had plenty of shoulder parking. Great views of the gorge and Mt. Adams. I only encountered about 7 people total in the 6 hours I was there, and met some really cool folks! Jason - if you see this, glad you got the AT app I recommended! A definite must do for the Gorge trail blazer!

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